SALES TRAINEE

Job Posted: October 19th, 2021

Location: Salem, Virginia, US

Job Category:  Sales

Carter Machinery Company, the authorized Caterpillar dealer serving Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. is hiring a Sales Trainee at our Salem, Virginia corporate headquarters.  The Sales Trainee is responsible for performing assigned duties in pre-assigned locations and departments under direction of experienced personnel, to gain knowledge and experience required for promotion to sales representative positions within the Company.  This role performs duties in several departments, including parts, sales, service, accounting/finance, to become familiar with the inner workings of the company.  Individual will be trained in all aspects of customer experience and sales operations for all divisions to provide wide promotional opportunities.  Seeking candidates with sales or customer service experience preferred.  High school diploma or equivalent required.  Prefer college degree in related field, with focus on Engineering for Power Systems.  

Requirements for the Sales Trainee position include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, sales, and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Willing to work out of town up to 75% of the time during training period and travel throughout Carter’s territory.
  • Must be open for the possibility of relocation within Carter’s territory.

Physical requirements must be met for the Sales Trainee job, including the ability sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.  Able to lift, carry and maneuver items up to 20 pounds in weight. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Additional duties may be assigned.    

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Paid time off.
  • 401(k), $0.75 to $1.25 match up to 6%.
  • Life and disability insurance.
  • In-house training instructors/programs.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee referral bonus program.
  • Discounts: cellular phone service, computers, tooling, cars and trucks.

Carter Machinery Co. Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, or any other characteristic protected by law – are encouraged to apply.

Carter Machinery is a drug-free workplace.

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